Tag Archives: Charlotte

NORTH CAROLINA: Special Session Bill Would Ban ALL LGBT Rights In State, Not Just In Charlotte

North Carolina’s GOP has decided to go FULL Kentucky, according to an advance copy of tomorrow’s bill. The Associated Press reports: The North Carolina General Assembly is returning for an expected one-day session Wednesday to block implementation of Charlotte’s new “bathroom ordinance” before it takes effect April 1. But the final legislation is expected to do more than eliminate the …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Special Legislative Session To Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law To Start Tomorrow

The Charlotte News & Observer reports: North Carolina legislative leaders announced Monday that they’ll convene a special legislative session Wednesday to deal with Charlotte’s controversial LGBT ordinance. Lawmakers acted on their own after Republican Gov. Pat McCrory declined to call a special session, saying he believes legislators are considering a measure that goes far beyond the Charlotte ordinance. But Lt. …

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NORTH CAROLINA: House Speaker To Call Special Session To Repeal Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law

From the Charlotte News & Observer: N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said Saturday that he hopes to call a special legislative session within a week to repeal parts of a controversial Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance. The Charlotte City Council early this month voted to expand protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, including a provision that will allow transgender people …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Creates Senate Panel To Block Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law Before It Goes Into Effect

From the Lincoln County Times-News: Lincoln County state Sen. David Curtis is among 10 members appointed Tuesday by Senate Leader Phil Berger [PHOTO] to work with the N.C. House of Representatives in overturning a Charlotte City Council ordinance before it can go into effect April 1. The committee, headed by Wilkes Republican Sen. Shirley Randleman, will meet for the first …

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NORTH CAROLINA: House Speaker Considers Special Session To Overturn Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law

From the Charlotte News & Observer: N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday he’s exploring a possible special legislative session to deal with a controversial provision of Charlotte’s expanded nondiscrimination ordinance. Moore and others object to the so-called bathroom provision that would allow transgender people to use the restroom of their choice, depending on the gender with which they identify. …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Vows To Undo Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law And All Others In The State

Before the Charlotte City Council even voted to approve its LGBT rights law last night, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had vowed “immediate intervention” if it were to pass. Tonight McCrory and state GOP leaders are moving to make that promise come true and then some. Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Gov. McCrory said legislators …

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CHARLOTTE: Man Mocks Trans People By Proclaiming Himself “Gender Royal” At Rights Hearing [VIDEO]

Dominic Holden recaps last night’s insanity at Charlotte’s hearing on LGBT rights: More than 100 people packed a council hearing before the vote. Self-identified Christian conservatives, many furious, expressed fear the nondiscrimination law would allow transgender people — and men posing as trans — to sexually assault women in restrooms. They also worried about their religious freedom, saying the bill …

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BREAKING: Charlotte Approves LGBT Rights Bill!

After hours of public testimony which included the usual ranting plus some literal screaming about Jesus, and an actual half-rapped anti-LGBT poem presented by a 12 year-old, tonight the Charlotte City Council approved an LGBT rights ordinance. From the Human Rights Campaign: Tonight, TurnOut! Charlotte, a partnership of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Equality North Carolina, and MeckPAC, hailed the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Charlotte Considers LGBT Rights Bill

The invocation was just given at the Charlotte City Council meeting where a hotly-contested LGBT rights ordinance is about to be heard. Haters and activists have packed the galley. Watch live at this link and weigh in below with us.

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CHARLOTTE: Crackpot Pastor Flip Benham Waves Bible, Crashes Petition Delivery Event By LGBT Activists

This morning as LGBT activists turned in petitions in support of the Charlotte City Council’s vote tonight on LGBT rights, crackpot Pastor Flip Benham crashed their photo op for the local press, waving a bible over their heads. The Twitter account for the anti-LGBT side, which calls themselves Don’t Do It Charlotte, is crowing that the group and the media …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Vows “Immediate Intervention” If Charlotte Approves LGBT Rights Bill

Groups from both sides will rally today in advance of an LGBT rights ordinance to be considered tonight by the Charlotte City Council. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last night warned council members that if the ordinance passes, there will likely be “immediate state legislative intervention.” The Charlotte Observer reports: McCrory is concerned about a provision in the proposed expanded …

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Charlotte Pride Forecasts 100,000 Attendance

Every year anti-gay activist Michael Brown and hundreds of his red-shirted supporters wade into Charlotte Pride to scream damnation. This year they can expect a massive crowd. Via the Charlotte Observer: One of the largest LGBT events in the South will take over uptown Charlotte this weekend, bringing in a predicted 100,000 people. Among the expected highlights is a Sunday …

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Tony Perkins Applauds Charlotte

“Hundreds of people packed out the small space in a heated debate over the city’s special SOGI ordinance. In unprecedented numbers, more than 120 signed up to speak at the meeting before the members voted on a measure that would strip the First Amendment rights of anyone with a biblical view of sexuality. In the end, though, even carving out …

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Charlotte Haters: We’re Not Nazis

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Like Father, Like Son

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CHARLOTTE: City Council Rejects LGBT Rights Bill In 6-5 Vote Even After Stripping Transgender Restroom Protections

On the slim upside, we saw some real heroes tonight – both at the speakers’ podium and in City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield. UPDATE: The Charlotte Observer reports: After its most contentious meeting in years, Charlotte City Council voted down the most controversial bill they have considered in years, an amended nondiscrimination ordinance that would add sexual orientation and gender identity …

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CHARLOTTE: Pastor Flip Benham Screams “Pervert” After Trans Teen Uses Restroom

This happened tonight during the LGBT rights debate. Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: qnotes has received two reports of confrontations of transgender people using the government center’s bathrooms, including one confrontation in which anti-LGBT street preacher Flip Benham, once convicted of stalking a local abortion doctor, confronted a 17-year-old transgender girl. Olivia, 17, told qnotes she went to use …

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LIVE VIDEO: Charlotte City Council Debates LGBT Rights Ordinance

Watch it here. The vote is expected to be very close and the chamber is standing-room only with supporters from both sides well represented.

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CHARLOTTE: Christians Rally Against Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance

Follow local journalist Matt Comer as he reports from the scene via Twitter.

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NORTH CAROLINA: Local Haters Object To Charlotte’s Proposed LGBT Rights Bill

Via press release from the NC Values Coalition: Don’t do it Charlotte! Should Christian photographers in Charlotte be required to photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony? Should a Christian t-shirt printer be required to print t-shirts for a gay pride parade? Should a Christian adoption agency be required to place a child with a same-sex couple? No, of course not. Unfortunately, …

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